The five best design links, every weekday

Friday08/12

1

blog.presentandcorrect.com

Gujarati Type Foundry

An exceptional type foundry book from Gujarat, India. 1940.

2

sakofchit.github.io

system.css - a design system for building retro Apple interfaces

A CSS library that allows you to implement a classic MacOS interface. Based on the monochrome stylings of Apple's System OS that ran from 1984-1991

3

oddbird.net

Not All Zeros are Equal

And every ‘best practice’ comes with caveats.

4

zazow.com

Zazow: Algorithmic Generative Art

Create your own artwork by using computer generated algorithms. Learn about generative or algorithmic art.

5

medium.com

Microsoft open sourcing Fluent Emoji

Microsoft is making its Fluent Emoji available on Figma and GitHub.

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Thursday08/11

1

eyeondesign.aiga.org

Here’s Why John Updike Designed His Own Book Covers

Last summer, while browsing the fiction aisles at Powell’s Books in Portland, a fat black spine caught my attention.

2

achangeofbrand.com

A Change Of Brand

A podcast about the world’s most loved consumer companies and their rebrand glory, drama, or disaster.

3

andybudd.com

The 4 Elements Of An Effective Brand

Good brand architecture is a hierarchy.

4

css-tricks.com

Designing for Long-Form Articles

Designing for long-form articles on the web is wrought with tons of considerations to create a relaxed and comfortable reading experience.

5

ryanmulligan.dev

The Infinite Marquee

A responsive looping marquee-style animation using HTML and CSS.

Wednesday08/10

1

astro.build

Astro 1.0

Astro is a web framework for building fast, content-focused websites. Performance powered by Astro next-gen island architecture.

2

theverge.com

These “CSS crimes” turn social media posts into games

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you build something on the internet, people will find ways to creatively break it.

3

growth.design

Labor Perception Bias: Why faster isn’t always better

Learn what the Labor Perception bias is and how to apply it to improve your product without relying on unethical dark patterns.

4

holovaty.com

Let websites framebust out of native apps

How seemingly innocuous "in-app web browsers" on iOS/Android are a bad thing, and a proposal for how to fix that. With a little web history thrown in.

5

smashingmagazine.com

Core Web Vitals Tools To Boost Your Web Performance Scores

Identify, compare, analyze and fix your Core Web Vitals scores to boost web performance of your sites. These tools will help you to do just that.

Tuesday08/09

1

cmdk.paco.me

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Fast, composable, unstyled command menu for React.

2

uxdesign.cc

The importance of design in Studio Ghibli’s filmography

How the Japanese Studio describes, narrates, and informs through objects of design and design of objects.

3

blog.gyrosco.pe

Introducing Gyroscope V5

How to live longer with science.

4

logodesignlove.com

Notable logos from the Graphis Archives

Founded in 1944, Graphis archives and promotes talent in design, photography, art, and advertising.

5

bloomberg.com

MapLab: How to Map Mega-Heat

Historically, temperature and weather maps have been full of small icons: a tiny sun for sunny weather, clouds and lightning bolts as needed.

Monday08/08

1

webflow.com

reCAPTCHAs: Blocking bots, preserving history, and inspiring memes

How reCAPTCHAs went from preventing spam to helping preserve history and generating memes.

2

doc.cc

Genderless design is a myth

Design can never truly be free of culture, gender, and bias. Our pursuit of a neutral and universal design may bring us to modernism, minimalism...

3

fastcompany.com

There’s a new Gmail. But can it ever really change?

A redesigned Gmail may have already arrived in your inbox. No, it’s not all that different. But what would you say if it were?

4

ia.net

How Can We Make Presentations Better?

Great presentations are really great stories. It’s great stories that move people, not stock images, bullet points, or diagrams.

5

ai.facebook.com

BlenderBot 3: a chatbot that improves its skills and safety over time

Meta AI has built and released the first 175B parameter, publicly available chatbot, and deployed it in a live interactive conversational AI demo.

Friday08/05

1

css-tricks.com

How I Added Scroll Snapping To My Twitter Timeline

CSS Scroll Snap allows websites to snap the web page or any other scroll container to a specific scroll position when the user performs a scrolling operation.

2

thesephist.com

Design with materials, not features

Some software interfaces are windows into collections of features.

3

polypane.app

Polypane 10: detachable panel, navigation sync, element screenshots and more

Polypane 10 brings a number of often requested workflow features to Polypane like a detachable panel and the ability to turn off navigation sync

4

uxdesign.cc

The difference between Gamification and Incentivization

Gamification does not mean ‘adding badges’. Let’s explore the real crossovers between games and edTech.

5

css-tricks.com

Actually, the San Francisco Typeface Does Ship as a Variable Font

Apple unveiled an expanded version of its San Francisco system font at WWDC 2022.

Thursday08/04

1

tjukanovt.github.io

Notable People Map

This map is showing birthplaces of the most "notable people" around the world.

2

builtformars.com

One billion signatures — UX analysis of DocuSign ✏️

With an average rating of 4.9 stars, after 500,000 reviews, their IOS app must be doing something right—but what? Read this original UX analysis.

3

developer.chrome.com

:has(): the family selector

With :has() landing in Chromium 105, let’s take a look at some of the awesome opportunities it brings to our CSS!

4

smashingmagazine.com

Rethinking Authentication UX

How to improve authentication UX, with magic links, 2FA, better password recovery and relaxed rules for secure, accessible and usable passwords.

5

smashingmagazine.com

An Accessibility-First Approach To Chart Visual Design

In this article, we will explore how an accessibility-first approach can lead you down the path of creating a better visual design for charts.

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